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What is the recommended amount of rock per gallon? I'm aquascaping a JBJ 28 LED tank. thanks!
We recommend a pound per gallon as a good ballpark place to start. It will give a nice middle of the road aqua-scape and is what most folks are looking for!
Fiji and Reef Saver offer the smallest size pieces. Personally I prefer reefsaver in these types of situations as it is really easy to stack and create your aquascape.
Yes the rock is sold by the pound, so the quantity you enter in the quantity field is the number of pounds you are ordering.
You will not be able to keep fish with curing rock as the nutrient levels will fluctuate too much. Around 40 lbs would be recommended for weight. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
There made by nature so they are like snowflakes, each piece is entirely different, though most range in the softball to football size.
It will range by size of the pieces however on average a football sized piece will be 5 lbs.
You will not need any acid or other treatment for the rock. By curing the rock in heated saltwater for 6-8 weeks you can remove all dead and decaying elements (Phosphate is not "In" the rock rather it is part of the dead and decaying elements) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You certainly can cure the rock in the tank without much issue. You will want the rock to sit in the tank with no lights and high flow for 4-8 weeks. After which you can perform massive water changes of 100% and ensure the nitrogen cycle has begun. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
All rock is sold by the pound. On average a football sized piece will weigh between 5-10 lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Yes the reef saver rock can be shipped to Canada.
If your going to cycle the rock in the tank, I would just do your aquascape, add the sand, add the water, and then let the whole system cycle together.
The Reef Saver Rock is the cleanest of the rock so you don't have to worry about a cycle when adding it to an existing tank. You will get the best results by giving the rock a bit of a cure before adding it to the tank though. The simplest thing to do is to grab a container large enough to submerge the rock. Fill it up with your rock and some saltwater, throw a heater in it and let it sit for 4-6 weeks.
You will want to cure the rock still to build up a safe amount of bacteria and remove any dirt and contaminants as it is still removed out of the ground, Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We recommend curing the rock in a separate container to remove any excess nutrients before placing into the tank and starting the tanks cycle. If you prefer to cure in the tank we recommend curing for the same period and starting the cycle with the mature pro later. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We sell all of our rock by the pound. We ask that you give us an estimate of how many lbs of rock you are looking for (Ex. 1 lb per Gallon) The pieces shown in the product photo are not actual pictures of the rock you will receive, more of an idea of shapes and sizes, the typical Reef saver will range between 5-15 lbs for a football sized piece.
Each piece is different which is why its sold by the lb. Pretty typical for most pieces to be in softball to football size range with a football size piece weight somewhere in the ball park of 7-8lbs.
We typically recommend 1 pound per gallon around 20 pounds total. Unfortunately we do not offer international shipping outside of the US and Canada. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I would use water that is the same temperature as you will have the tank at. Pretty good bet that will be somewhere around 78 degrees or so. You don't need to do a water change while curing the rock but you want to get rid of all of that water when your done. If your curing in a separate container you can just move the rock to the tank. If your curing in the tank then do a 100% water change.
About 60lbs total should be great for a tank that size.
The 20lb minimum isn't because we don't want to let you buy less then 20lbs, its because a single rock weighs atleast 20lbs :-) Rocks with base are typically quiet large so if your looking for smaller/lighter pieces, the pieces without a base will be what your looking for :-)
We would always recommend cycling any rock outside of an existing aquarium before adding to a tank with livestock, though as far as rock goes the Reef Saver rock is by far the cleanest rock out of the box.
Depending on the size they can typically range from 5 - 10 lbs per piece. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We would advise cycling any type rock from any source because it just isn't worth the risk of your live stock not too. As far as the rock goes though, the reef saver is by far the cleanest of any of the rocks right off the bat.
The Reef Saver rock is much harder and not nearly as easy to manipulate. If you want to chisel out caves and the like I would highly recommend going with the pukani :-)
Great questions. For a tank your size 45-50lbs of rock should be right in the ballpark of what your looking for. Sand wise with the dimensions of your tank, coincidentally your also looking at 45lbs to get you about a 2" sand bed (half as much for a 1" sand bed). With most sands being sold in 20lb or 40lb bags, I would pick up a 40lb bag (or 2x 20lb bags) and you should be in great shape.
Yes this product is sold by the pound, so the quantity that you order is the number of pounds that you are ordering.
The rock isn't alive so it itself doesn't need to be acclimated. We would however recommend cycling any rock from any source being atleast cycled before adding to an existing aquarium to make sure there isn't any risk to your existing livestock.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock can be shipped to Canada.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock, our environmentally friendly rock, works great for aquascaping. This rock is 100% free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shut downs and is guaranteed to be free of apitasia, bubble algae, parasitic isopods, mantis shrimp, acro eating flat worms, little red bugs, fire worms, predatory nudibranchs, pyramidellid snails and other common pests. BRS Reef Saver rock comes in unique shapes that fit well together to make interesting and unique structures. BRS Reef Saver Rock arrives at our warehouse pre-soaked and rinsed. This is by far our cleanest rock.
BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Rock. However, the UPS automation is not always gentle on heavy products like this and they do not consider this product insurable. Because of this, there is some inherent risk with shipping rock like this across the country and it is impossible to replace or refund broken pieces. If this happens most pieces can be repaired with epoxy.
Just what l needed By Powermaker on 8/20/2016Powermaker wouldn't recommend this product to a friendRocks were what I was expecting. Fit together nicely. Was pleased with the size and shape of the rocks .
Beautiful Rock By Mark Steffen on 8/8/2016Mark Steffen wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBRS packaged 75 pounds of this for me which included some huge rocks! No smell and very clean. Easy to rockscape with these.
Totally mistake... By wooboodoo on 7/2/2016wooboodoo wouldn't recommend this product to a friendClearly described that I would like to buy 3 big pieces of that rock (about 25lb each or so) received 2 boxes of crap, nobody had time to ask me if I want it, they just shipped...
Very nice rock By Cory on 6/23/2016Cory would recommend this product to a friendLOL I bought rock that is funny... But for real 1st time buying from BRS and first time buying this rock. Very happy with the size and look. Small handful of rubble. And BRS did a great job picking, packing, and getting it to me. Kudos BRS
This rock is great By Israfil on 6/11/2016Israfil would recommend this product to a friendI think this rock is great but i think pukani is the best rock since it's a lot lighter and porous. Can't beat Mother Nature when it comes to these rocks. Other than that the rock was a bit powdery but that's why u gotta soak and cure it first before using it with fishes. I would use pukani a little more Dominantly in the system.
Very happy with this type of rock By Kevin on 6/6/2016Kevin would recommend this product to a friendI am new to the saltwater hobby, and as such I researched all sorts of different kinds of rocks for reef tanks. It was nearly a month of reading and watching videos on all sorts of rocks until I finally picked BRS reef saver rock.
The single greatest point of information I could say to use on deciding what type of rock to choose are the BRS videos.
I chose this rock for a couple of reasons.
1) Love the fact its not taken directly from the ocean
2) Easy to aquascape (the rock fits nicely between each piece)
3) For the price it cant be beat.
I live in Ontario, Canada and BRS ended up being the best choice for me for quantity, quality and price (even from USD to CAN dollars + shipping it up here) then compared to my local LFS stores / what was available to me.
I also really enjoyed the variety of pieces that I received. I could tell that someone somewhere from BRS took the time to pick these out. I could take what was given to me, and create an interesting aquascape.
Perfect Rock and Eco Friendly!! By springerjjo on 6/5/2016springerjjo would recommend this product to a friendI love this rock.. it was easy to aquascape and looks sharp in the aquarium. My neon dottyback darts in and out of the rock. It also sits well on top of the sand, I have a goby that even has room to burrow under the rock. Really great buy!!
Exactly what you see By VABullDawg on 5/30/2016VABullDawg would recommend this product to a friendThe rock you receive looks exactly like what you see. They will even give you specific pieces if you specify what you want. When I get my next tank I will be purchasing this again for sure.
Rock Soli By Taylor on 5/17/2016Taylor would recommend this product to a friendI ordered 10 lbs for a nano tank that I am setting up and it arrived in three large pieces. I had been hoping to make an arch out of the rock and it worked very well. I was happy with the appearance of the rock that was shipped to me. I was kind of unhappy that there were some sides of the rock that were not as presentable as others which made it kind of difficult for me to create an aquascape that I liked, but in the end I was able to make it all work. That's my only complaint. Otherwise, I think the rock looks great and I can't wait to see how it looks when I'm finished with the project.
Good, but not great By Broc on 5/14/2016Broc would recommend this product to a friendFor the price this cannot be beat. I was very happy when setting up my 40 gallon tank. I bought 80 pounds which is too much but I wanted a good variety of rock to aquascape. I will use the extra 20 pounds in the future. Now, this rock does lock in pretty easy, but it crumbles a lot. You barely touch it and pieces break off. My tank is now 3 months old and when I use a simple tooth brush on the rock it creates a ton of dust. Even just blowing a powerhead directly during water changes will make it dust up. I did rinse it very vigorously in ro/di water bucket before putting in. Even during that process the bucket turned a very strong milky color. Only time will tell the long term ability of this rock.....
Great rock, easy to scape By Devon on 5/7/2016Devon would recommend this product to a friendI bought 40lbs for my 24"x24"x12 cube and was able to make a great scape. I requested smaller pieces and the delivered. Wish I could attach a picture of the scape it is seamless and Looks great coming out of the water.
Great value! By Mike on 5/6/2016Mike would recommend this product to a friendEasy to work with, though fairly heavy. Pieces were larger than I expected, so I didn't have to worry with stacking many smaller pieces together. I was able to create a stable arch using just 3 big hunks!